While searching the dark web—where anonymously hosted websites run a veritable online black market—cybersecurity firm RepKnight made a startling discovery. It found 1.16 million law firm email addresses, and some 80 percent of those addresses came with passwords. How did this happen, and where did those addresses come from? Experts may not be sure, but they do have cybersecurity recommendations that could help.
The white paper released by RepKnight claims that 500 of London’s largest law firms were targeted, exposing 930,000 law firm passwords. This exposes these firms to potential cyber attacks using bots and phishing emails. However, there are things that can be done to minimize damage from such breaches.
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